Dumping this relatively low-exposure manga.
Though no one in school is aware of it, Ootaki-kun, a first year high school student, is a big fan of 80's songs and idols. One day, he found out that his classmate that sits next to him, Yakushimaru-chan, have the same interests as him...
Chapter 1 main reference, song that Ootaki hears from Yaku's safehouse (top tier idol):
Chapter 2 main reference:
Chapter 3 karaoke song that Ootaki sings:
Pretty refreshing. Main girl has great hair.
Who knows? Maybe he gets a pompadour or something down the line.
This certainly feels old. Kind of nostalgic. I hope it's just a comfy ride like these past couple of chapters have been. And at least it's not pretentious, "old junk is way better" crap.
tfw still listen to vocaloid
Wouldn't it not matter in Mr. Popular's case though? He's hot, so it'd be treated like a minor quirk at best.
I found this a few days ago and I'm enjoying it. I actually get how they feel, becuase I've been made fun of for listening to old 70s-80s music before.
I've also been asked multiple times when I collect shit that's 50-100 years old.
I guess it wouldn't matter, but he's insecure enough as it is.
Glad you like it.
Also, some anon on /jp/ in the "vintage" thread was thinking about dumping some raws and translating them, but I don't know if he's around now.
nice, knew about this from an anon on a 80's idols jp thread, are you that anon by any chance?
chubby akina best akina though
I'm pretty sure I picked it up from that anon too, then picked it up again once I saw it got 2 more new chapters scanlated. Who knows?
I do too. I like the whole artstyle in general, it's very retro-feeling.
End of chapter 3.
Hope you guys enjoyed, and maybe you'll pick it up for more chapters down the line.
I just found raws of some untranslated chapters, so I've uploaded them in a convenient place for anyone who wants them. Hopefully that /jp/ anon will supply those translations.
Also, here's the songs the manga and first three chapters are titled after, for any non-J-pop fans lurking:
Glad to see some people took notice. I'll be posting new scanlated chapters as they come out whenever possible, since I really like the direction it's taking so far, and I don't imagine many people on /a/ know about this series.
Also, Akina Nakamori is a really good artist if you're looking to get into 80s jpop. She's still doing stuff even now!
Best girl of the decade.
Best girl since 1997.
I WANT A FLOOFY 80s GIRLFRIEND GOD DAMMIT
That was my only problem with the manga, but they made it work. 80s otaku is a pretty nice thing to see, and them acting like adults serves as a decent justification for why the like what they like.
Then again you could have easily made them nostalgic thirty somethings and kept the same feel.
Why the fuck are people so stupid?
I really enjoyed this.
>Then again you could have easily made them nostalgic thirty somethings and kept the same feel.
Now that would be hitting too close to home, innit.
True, true. She reminds me a lot of Akina Nakamori for some reason.
Yakushimaru's so goddamn cute.
End of chapter 4. Hope you enjoyed it.
I dunno man I just don't get the feeling people nowadays are as friendly as they were back then, the other day I watched a video two dudes made with a camcorder in a gas station store. The peoples responses wouldn't be the same nowadays I don't think, well I'm just talking out my ass so whom cares
I have never looked into Jap music too much, but if we're talking about pop then
Heart - These Dreams
>you will never be young in the 80s and 90s economy
>you will never have actually decent pop music again instead on gansta in da club shitty post mid 00s pop
>you will never have 80s hair
I think it depends how popular with it.
If it's popular, the editors will want to milk this shit and there will be NTR, reverse NTR and other crap to artificially keep them apart, it may even end like ichigo 100%.
That hairstyle is probably the most popular female hairstyle of 80s Japan. I don't know who popularized it, but it's pretty representative of that era.
Her base design is definitely a reference to both Akina Nakamori and Hiroko Yakushimaru (pic related), and given the chapter names he's obviously a big fan. But considering the
haircut chapter, he's pretty good at making her look like most any 80's idol.
Here's chapter 4's song, too.
>you will never drift in 80s cars while listening to 80s J-pop
Between you and me, /jp/ is one of the comfiest boards. It's been my home board since forever. This manga was everything I wanted, combining nostalgic Japanese 80s culture references with a gorgeous protagonist and cute story (so far).
i'm pretty sure i've downloaded everything from her, she's just great at trying new things.
her early stuff perfectly encapsulated the 80s. that deep voice is awesome.
You never know. It is a seinen manga after all. In my heart I'd like for the series to continue until the main couple is in their mid 30s or at least until university.
I wouldn't mind drama, but most of the josei/seinen manga I read have drama that's really bad and just baiting for tears. Who knows, maybe the author will stick to a light hearted approach. If he does include drama, I hope it's grounded and sensible.
I SWEAR TO FUCK IF THERE'S THE SAME KIND OF BULLSHIT DRAMA AS IN KIMAGURE ORANGE ROAD I'LL FUCKING SHANK A RANDOM CUNT IN THE STREET AND I'LL MAKE HER BEG ME FOR FORGIVENESS IN THE NAME OF THE AUTHOR UNTIL SHE BLEEDS OUT
So if this ever gets popular enough (or gets someone interested enough in it) to get an adaptation, how is the OP/ED done? Get a classic '80s idol to record a song? Get some modern idol to cover an old song? Just get the rights for an old '80s song? Or get someone like Satellite Young that's probably cheap but able to capture the '80s sound?
Thanks for the dump, I realy into 80s japanese culture right now. Don't know how to put in to words but it has a strange charm to it, like everything is happy and optimistic.
I don't know if would fit the topic but here is an idol group that tries to recreate some 80's atmosphere.
I don't think it would work as well if they're adults because nostalgia's fine when you're an adult whereas the thrust of the series is that they have to hide what they like otherwise their peers will think they're fags and that's something that's really only going to be effective for teenagers.
They're the equivalent of those kids in high school who were really into The Beatles or whatever.
>I've been made fun of for listening to old 70s-80s music before
What? Kids these days here think it's the thing right now.
>I'M SO DIFFERENT. I LIKE OLD MUSIC, NOT STUFF ON THE RADIO LOL SO RANDUM
Seeing a lot of kids like this. Thinking they're hot shit just because they can name a Beatles or Zeppelin song.
Good taste though. I grew up on 60s-80s music.
And thanks for the dump OP. Really enjoying it.
Thanks for sharing this OP, that was a strangely refreshing read.
It was weird to see those shitty old water games being made a big deal of
Just get Ijima Mari
it's sad to see how she only gets a handful of people to see her now
>Yeahhhhhhh these are the girls who'd be my pick for an OP.
Dude, Especia's been "dead" for a while. They moved to Tokyo last year, 3 of the 5 members weren't able to make the move and left the group. Two of those retired from music, the third just released a solo single (that's really fucking good) and the other two added a new member and completely changed the sound in a way that's still good but isn't same.
>Especia's newest song
Honestly if anyone who wasn't an old idol did that, I'd greatly prefer Satellite Young which is a French-Japanese synthwave act that takes a LOT of influence from that period of idol music. Pic and vid related.